God Is Still Speaking...
My entry for the bi-weekly challenge for Strangers is (ALAS!) too late, but I liked this picture so much I thought I'd share it anyway. The Beautiful Stranger I believe it also fits the Emotion challenge this week.
Also, Niki in the Garden, the world's largest exhibition of internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle's outdoor sculptures ever presented, at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, was a great source for intersting subjects. Here is one example: Waterplay
Haven't posted in a while, thought today was a good day!
When I go to Yankee Stadium, fifty percent of my mind is on the game, fifty percent is on the other fans and food vendors.
At this game I taught my 11 year old nephew how to score. When I told him he needed to write the temperature on the top of the score card he wrote "73 degress, right now". This is how he filled out his line up card for the Yankees - Johnny, Derek, Gary, Alex, Jason, Hedeki, Bernie, Robby and Gary. That about says it all, just a bunch of kids playing a game.
Games people play at Yankee Stadium.
Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built, the Cathedral of Baseball, the Home of the Evil Empire. Here are a few games that are played while the Yankees play.
Bleacher Creatures - are in the right field bleachers. If I'm not mistaken, these are all season ticket holders. It is a tight knit group of people. In the first inning the bleacher creatures chant the Yankees fielder's names starting with the pitcher and ending with the right fielder. The Bleacher Creatures will not stop chanting a players name until the player tips his cap to them. Of course they stop chanting when the pitch is thrown.
Players Favorite Songs - Before a player comes to bat a song is played on the public address system. These songs are the player's choice. So when a player comes up to bat he will hear one of his favorite songs. The fans get a different taste of the player by listening to their song. When a relief pitcher enters the game their favorite song is also played. Mike Myers is a new relief pitcher and they play the sound track to the movie "Halloween". Marion Rivera enters to "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, and during the playoffs the whole stadium sings the song as he enters.
New York, New York - the song. "If you can make it there..." This song is played on the public address system after the end of each game. As you are walking down the wide ramps the song is blaring loud. If the Yankees win, they play the Frank Sinatra version, but if they lose they play the Lisa Minnelli version. They don't like Lisa. This song drove the Arizona Diamond Backs owner crazy during the World Series. He got the last laugh when the Diamond Backs won. My favorite quote from that series, when the Yankees were described as being a team of Destiny and Mystic, one Arizona reporter said, "Destiny and Mystic are just two adult entertainment dancers in downtown Arizona". I might be misquoting here, but who cares.
My cousin and I go to one or two games a year now. We always bring our ownfood. During the seventies we went quite often when general admission was only $3.50 and you could get a good heavenly seat in back of home plate.
Say your prayers little one
Don't forget, my son
To include everyone
Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes
Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight
Take my hand
Off to never never land
Not-So- Strange Strangers
The next two are from the archives. This was an exuberant group of kids in a street band in New Orleans.
This girl was in a parade at the Big E fair last fall.
Texas Wild Flower
This little chap was out with his parents, and loved the geese; while these three were absorbed in conversation. I positioned myself behing this chap who was deep in thought and didn't even notice me arrive & depart.
Thanks for looking.
Reflected Stranger calling for attention
Had the opportunity to stop and visit a friend today at his place of business and while there saw this beautiful stranger and tried to capture his gorgeous color while he was Watching everything and everyone.
How about giving me a Cracker
My friend with the beautiful Stranger
And in other news, you might remember a story I posted here some time ago [http://www.photographica.org/story/2005/11/9/181527/906] that featured a picture of Frank , another stranger that I asked to photograph. That picture is featured in the current issue of JPG Magazine! It is my second 'published' shot, so I am thrilled.
My field trip
when i got back to school there was a mock accident sponsered by SADD. i was annoyed when i noticed that the administration didn't follow the DESCRIPTION_HERE rule and just let the guy smoke a pipe on school grounds..... what is this world coming to?!
Baseball season has started!
Ok, now hit it right here
Last minute coaching
Get this ball
Deep Baseball Thoughts
Do the Baseball Strut
Last minute coaching II
Way to go, teams!
Since I don't know most of these people, yet, I'm calling them strangers...
i'm the stranger
wash it down.
I'm missing a bone in my left thumb, so it's smaller than the other. No freak accident, it's just been like that since before I can remember. Also, I got a stranger shot [if you can even call it that, har har].. It's a little boy with some ducks.. I hope it's okay that I didn't ask his permission for the shot... his little hand just shot in when I was clicking.